A new survey shows that 63% of LGBT Americans, a clear majority of those polled, oppose the strict new immigration law set to take effect in Arizona next month. In contrast, the poll found that about 60% of straight adults support the law.
According to the joint survey by Harris Interactive and Witeck-Combs Communications, which polled 2,698 U.S. adults online between May 10 and May 17, the results hold economic implications for Arizona, especially in the area of tourism.
"These polarized opinions also appear to influence consideration for Arizona as a future travel destination," said a news release. "Among the LGBT respondents who have seen, heard or read about the new law, 43% say they would be less likely to travel to the state for leisure, and 36% said they would be less likely to travel there for convention gatherings. Thirty-two percent (32%) of LGBT adults also added that they would be less likely to travel to Arizona for other business purposes."
See the complete results of the survey here.